Motherboard effed. now what? I could use some help

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  1. Geminiwave

    Geminiwave I Have lovely Breasts

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    So after some advice from some DH members earlier I have determined that the caps on my motherboard have blown. it is really subtle but a few are bent to the side and a few more have bulges on top.

    anyway here is the problem. it is socket 939. I cannot find a place that ACTUALLY has a socket 939 motherboard except for buy.com. so the problem is that if I don't get socket 939 I have to get a whole new set of ram and a new processor.

    what do I do? I don't think processors have gotten that much faster since I have my opteron. it gets well over 3ghz.

    Is this a bad plan though? I'm not sure if I should be spending the cash to do an upgrade now or not.
     
  2. Trusteft

    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Well, it depends on what you use your system for...

    Have you tried Amazon?
     
  3. OldBuzzard

    OldBuzzard DH's oldest Geek

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  4. Syndicate2083

    Syndicate2083 New Member

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    Not sure what kind of budget your working with, or what your current system looks like.. you may want to just bite the bullet and do a minimal upgrade now to a newer chipset.


    Maybe something like..

    Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition Processor - Processors - Desktops

    Newegg.com - ASUS M2N68-AM AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 7050PV Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

    Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

    just fire the imagination anyway. you may not want that option at all, and prefer to just find a 939 board. Either way, those are some of the prices you'd likely run into if you chose to upgrade.
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    there are quite a number of places that still have 939... even i can get socket A boards yet.....

    ebay is a good start.. and actually some of those are there AREN'T used but are dead stock...
     

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